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Want Your Photo in Dlugokecki’s New Album?

Last year, during SXSW I had the privilege of interviewing Southampton, England-based sextet Dlugokecki during their first trip to the States. Having been in the music scene the past 10 years, the band is inviting fans to add their picture in the inside of their upcoming release, 10 Years of Dlugokecki.

The 2-Disc, 34 track album will be available April 5 and all you have to do to enter is hold up a piece of paper with the name of your favorite Dlugokecki song clearly written. The most original entry wins an A2 framed 10 Years of Dlugokecki print of the new artwork, signed by the band. Three runners-up will be picked at random and win free tickets to the tour finale and a free Dlugokecki T-Shirt.

Send a picture of yourself,  friend or family member and they’ll print it in the inside of the CD and add it their Web site. Add the picture to facebook and tag Ben Dlugokecki, or send him the image via E-mail. The contest ends Sunday, so be sure to enter now! I may send a photo myself…

Contest Festivals

1 Week Left to Nominate You Sing, I Write to Attend SXSW!

Earlier this month I told you about SoundCtrl and PepsiCo’s Flash Fwd initiative. A campaign to honor people using technology, social and digital media to reshape the music industry, you can vote for innovators in the music field and 5 winners will receive travel and lodging to the SXSW Interactive Festival!

I attended South By Southwest last year and discovered numerous up-and-coming bands and know a lot of you really enjoyed my coverage. If you’d like me to make the trip to Austin, Texas, for SXSW this year you can nominate me to attend! To find out more info and nominate me, click here.

Be sure to list the nominee name as Annie Reuter
Web site

Make sure you click on the confirmation email after your vote so it registers.

Thank you for your support the past two years. I’ll be sure to interview all the bands you request if I win!

Contest Festivals News

Nominate You Sing, I Write to Attend SXSW!

Wednesday night at the SoundCtrl event I found out about the Flash Fwd endeavor they’re putting together with the help of Pepsi Music. It’s a campaign to honor people using technology, social and digital media to reshape the music industry. Basically, you vote for innovators in the music field and winners will receive travel and lodging to the SXSW Interactive Festival!

I know many of you loved my South By Southwest coverage last year and have been eagerly asking me about my attendance this year. Unfortunately, having five weddings coming up (including being in four!) I’ve opted against traveling to festivals since most of my money is going to my site relaunch and wedding festivities. But, if you REALLY want me to go you can nominate me to attend! Find more info below:

“You are invited to nominate and vote on individuals, groups and organizations for this award. Nominees are people you think are having a meaningful impact on the future of music through the innovative application of online and/or mobile technology. To become a finalist, each nominee must a minimum of 50 votes. Voting is now live and closes the last week in February. Do your part & nominate your favorite company or fellow innovator and tell us why their ideas FlashFWD. Five winners will be determined by an anonymous voting process by the SoundCtrl board members and announced the 1st week in March. Winners will receive travel and lodging to the SXSW Interactive Festival and will be recognized at the inaugural FlashFWD event on March 16th.”

I just need 50 votes to be in the running, so if you’d like me to attend SXSW you can enter me here. Be sure to list the nominee name as Annie Reuter, Web site and Email Thank you for your support!

Contest News

Win a Private Show with Tyrone Wells!

I came across this contest the other day on Twitter. As some of you may remember, Tyrone Wells was one of my top 5 concerts of 2009. This spring, you have a chance to win a private show with Wells and Tony Lucca on their tour bus! I’ve seen Wells perform several times last year and he always puts on a great show. For more details, read the rules below and for tour dates, visit Wells on MySpace.

How do I win?
Get your friends together and purchase ONE block of tickets. The group that purchases the biggest block wins. Please be sure that your group purchases all tickets together under ONE name.

How do I submit my block of tickets?
E-mail with your ticket receipt anytime between now and 3/3/10. Contest ends at midnight PST on 3/3/10.

What if I have already purchased tickets and want to purchase more?
You can purchase another block and we will add the two totals together.

How many winners are there?
Only one group wins this. This contest is for the whole tour and excludes college shows. There will be ONE winner announced on 3/4/10 and then they will coordinate with Tyrone’s tour manager Mark Chipello. If the group is too big to fit on the bus we will work out a private location for the after show party and mini-concert.

How long will the private party/concert be?
Tyrone and Tony will each play a couple songs and then everyone can hang out and mingle.

Questions? Comments? Concerns?
Send an email to, we’ll do our best to help!

If anyone’s interested in attending his New York show and wants to buy tickets together, E-mail Me!

Related Links:
Q&A; with Tyrone Wells
Better Than Ezra, Tyrone Wells Bring Surprises At Sold-Out New York Show
SXSW: Day Two Recap
Jason Reeves and Tyrone Wells Entertain Crowd with Intimate Tales and Stellar Performances in Hoboken
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Do You Want Boys Like Girls to Play Your Prom?

My friend and colleague Tammy just filled me in on Seventeen Magazine‘s Ultimate Prom contest where you have a chance to win a performance by Boys Like Girls at your prom! All you have to do is upload a creative two-minute long video explaining why your high school deserves it. For more information, click here and watch the video below.

From December 18 to March 12, teen girls from all over the country can submit a video on showing why they deserve a live performance from Boys Like Girls at their high school prom. Video submissions will be judged by Seventeen and Columbia Records.

“We couldn’t do what we do without our fans, so being able to be part of the ‘Ultimate Prom’ is just a small way of saying thank you to the people who make Boys Like Girls possible,” said Martin Johnson, the band’s frontman. “I wonder what I’ll wear…”

The first 10,000 to visit this site and sign up get free download of “Heart Heart Heartbreak.” And, if you haven’t read my interview yet from Jingle Ball with Boys Like Girls, be sure to here.


Win Tickets to see U2, Elvis Costello and Sheryl Crow

This week is contest frenzy at You Sing, I Write! While I already have a winner to the Ragged Magazine contest from earlier this week, (congrats to Colleen who responded with the correct answer — Switchfoot was the first band I interviewed for the blog) there are a few more contests going on you may be interested in entering.


Kijiji, eBay’s free, family-friendly, local classifieds site, is giving away tickets to the U2 concert next Wednesday at Giants Stadium. Residents of New York and New Jersey can enter by taking the following steps:

1. List an item for sale on Kijiji New York, Kijiji Hudson Valley or Kijiji Newark.
* Include a brief description of the item, as well as why you are willing to sell it for a chance to win the tickets.
* Also include a photo, if possible.

2. Follow Kijiji on Twitter (so you can be notified via direct message if you win).

3. Send a tweet with the link to your Kijiji post and the hashtag #kijiji.

For more information and complete rules click here.

Elvis Costello and Sheryl Crow

Infiniti has secured a handful of exclusive tickets to the Sundance taping of Elvis Costello and Sheryl Crow on September 21 in New York City. Visit:

1. Simply upload a picture of you and your Infiniti on Facebook to be eligible.

2. Just Tweet @InfinitiNews why you love your Infiniti.

Full contest rules are here.

Good luck! Be sure to let me know if you win.


You Sing, I Write/Ragged Magazine Contest

It’s been a while since I featured a contest on the blog, so when I heard about Ragged Magazine‘s VIP Contest, I thought it’d be a great opportunity for readers. Whoever emails me first with the correct answer to the question below will win Ragged’s #7 VIP Prize Pack which includes:

Taking Back Sunday’s “New Again” CD
A Fine Frenzy’s “Bomb in a Birdcage” CD
Landon Pigg’s “The Boy Who Never” CD
The Sounds’ “Crossing the Rubicon” CD
Those Darlins’ “Those Darlins” CD
Busdriver’s “Jhelli Beam” CD

If you like the artists above and want to read more about them, be sure to download the issue for free here.

Now for the contest question: Which artist (or band) did I interview first, specifically for You Sing, I Write?

Be sure to email me at with “You Sing, I Write/Ragged Magazine Contest” in the subject line and your name and answer. Thanks for entering and good luck!

Contest Features

Free Summer Music Downloads

Whether it’s reminiscing about past summers or gearing up for the next weekend at the beach, we all have our must-have summer songs on hand. While classics like Don Henley’s “Boys of Summer” may be at the top of some lists, Rhapsody is offering music lovers their own “Best of Summer” playlist. Visit for a free download every day until the end of the month. Enjoy the free singles they’re offering:

Rhapsody’s Best of Summer Playlist

7/23: The Go-Go’s, Vacation
What better song to take you back to the ’80s than this classic summer hit?

7/24: 2Pac, California Love
If anyone knows a thing or two about summer it’s Californians. Whether he’s name dropping hot beach spots in California or enticing listeners with his danceable beats, 2Pac’s track has survived the test of time.

7/27: Pitbull, I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)
Always a hit in the clubs, Pitbull’s song is bound to get any beach party started.

7/28: Lady Gaga, LoveGame
Love her or hate her, you can’t deny the fact that Lady Gaga is taking over the airwaves Summer of ’09.

7/29: Animal Collective, Summertime Clothes
The band’s most recent single, who can resist a guy repeatedly singing, I want to walk around with you? Come on now, isn’t every girl’s requirement, long strolls on the beach?

7/30: Colbie Caillat, Fallin’ For You
California beauty Colbie Caillat broke into the music scene with her laid-back vocals in 2007’s summer hit, “Bubbly”. The first single off her upcoming sophomore release, Breakthrough is bound to do the same. The perfect song to unwind to this summer.

7/31: Black Eyed Peas, I Gotta Feeling
The E.N.D. is no doubt the summer album of ’09, No one knows how to get the summer party started like the Black Eyed Peas. Whether you’re gearing up for a night on the town or a road trip with the girls, “I Gotta Feeling” will give you the energy needed for those fun summer nights.

You can read this article, originally posted on

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$5 Concert Tickets From Live Nation and Citi

All of our budgets are tight this year, but thanks to Live Nation and Citi you can catch some great summer shows for just $5 (plus shipping and handling). The $5 lawn seats include acts like Blink 182, Nickelback, Crue Fest 2, The Fray and Depeche Mode just to name a few.

Visit the site here and use the code CITI54 to see what shows are available. The sale started yesterday and ends August 31. Let me know what show you go to!


Free Jewel Tickets For Macy’s 4th of July Spectacular

If you’re a concert lover like myself, you’ve probably been to your fair share of venues. Whether it’s a college basement or a major landmark like Madison Square Garden, each show is an experience of it’s own. Imagine then, what catching a show would be like on the U.S.S. Intrepid. Definitely not your average concert venue.

This Thursday 1iota is allowing Jewel fans the opportunity to see an hour-long performance for free on the U.S.S. Intrepid. All you have to do is sign up here. is every music lover’s best kept secret and now I’m letting you in. (You can thank me later!) The site offers many free television and award show tapings and continuously has new bands and secret shows to catch, so be sure to check it often.

I’ll be live Twittering the event so you can follow me Thursday. And who knows, maybe I’ll wind up on your television screen when the concert airs Friday. Let me know if you decide to go, it’ll be a fun time for sure with guest appearances from the cast of West Side Story! Come on, what better way to celebrate Independence Day than a concert on the U.S.S. Intrepid?